2 thoughts on “Instance reasoning FLXM-102 Reflexion DSLR with iPad Medium Cross Body Bag (Anthracite)

  1. Anne from Baltimore
    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Great Bag For Some, But Not For Everyone, April 23, 2013
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    Anne from Baltimore (Baltimore, MD) –
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    This review is from: Case Logic FLXM-102 Reflexion DSLR with iPad Medium Cross Body Bag (Anthracite) (Electronics)
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    This bag is Case Logic’s Medium size Cross-Body Bag. This is not a small bag. It is a really roomy medium sized bag that almost feels like a large bag. I really like it, but there are a few catches with it that won’t make it the right bag for every DSLR owner.

    This bag is a nice gray color. It has tons of great features that make it a versatile bag. On the front there’s a small diagonal zipper perfect for putting your lens cap in when not in use. There’s a horizontal zipper where you could easily put papers or a tablet that you needed quick access to. If you open the flap, there’s a zippered area with three pockets and another zippered area, where you can store small things you don’t want rolling around. The most important part of this bag is the main storage area. There are two zippers that pull back to open up this area. You can open it up while it’s on your shoulder. My husband and I were very impressed with the design of this compartment and it makes it a very appealing bag for students, actually. When you open it up, the main compartment opens wide with a rectangle opening on top. Most bags just have a slit and you have to reach in and hunt around for what you want. The one trick I found is closing the bag back up while the bag is on you. On my bag, the zippers are a little cranky to close. But, if you grasp the end of the zipper (placing your thumb between the zipper and the fabric below it) with one hand to make it straight and not kinked, and then pull the zipper with your other hand, the zipper will close easily. I found that if the bag was sitting on a table, the zippers closed more easily.

    Inside the main compartment is a removable padded camera pod case. The pod has a draw string opening on the top that can be folded back. There is enough room alongside the pod to fit snacks, a water bottle, or another lens (stored in a bag like one of these Bundle Monster 4pc. Padded Neoprene Compact DSLR Camera Lens / Lense Protector Pouch Bag Kit For Canon, Nikon, Etc. The bag is very spacious, which you can’t tell very well from the pictures. You can also fit a lap top inside the main compartment.

    The strap is very comfortable to wear and the bag sits comfortably on my hip. I can quickly and easily adjust the length of the strap.

    Why this bag is not for everyone…
    I have a Canon T3i. It’s not a full-frame DSLR, so my camera body is smaller. I keep my 60mm macro prime lens on it almost all the time, because I love this particular lens and prefer it to zoom lenses. I have an auxiliary flash and other lenses that I can take a long. This bag will fit my camera with my 60mm lens on it, but not with my zoom on it. It will fit my zoom on the side though, as an extra lens. I was pleased and surprised that my flash, zoom lens, and camera with prime lens could all fit in the pod. There is one extra piece of padding in the middle of the pod that separates the camera body from the lens and flash. It is removable. If it was removed, there is a possibility you could put a full frame DSLR in here, but I don’t have one to test out.

    For someone who’s looking for a camera bag with a lot of storage that’s very comfortable to wear, this is a great choice. It’s versatile and has the ability to hold a lot of extra gadgets. An ipod, tablet, laptop, plus a DSLR. If I were a student, this would be an amazing bag-just remove the camera pod. I love the way it looks and feels. Because of the opening, it would be so much easier than other bags to fish out books and other materials.

    For me, someone who’s hobby is photography, this is a great bag. It carries everything I want and more–which gives me room to grow. An extra battery, battery charger, extra lens, tour book, book to read, ipod, cell phone, flash, extra memory card, flash diffuser… I can fit all of these things and more. My only reason to give it 4 stars is having to fiddle with the zippers and wishing that the pod was a little bigger. I do hope to upgrade someday to a full frame camera, but we’ll see. I wish I could have given it 4 and a half stars. My only misgivings about it are the zippers on the main compartment that I mentioned and that I think the pod would be a little small for a full frame DSLR. For now, this is a great bag for my camera equipment!

    Added note: I was told by a photography store salesman once that most photographers have many bags for many purposes. He also explained that you may not realize how well a bag fits you until after you’ve tried others. That is the case with this bag for me. I also now have a Thule messenger bag. I can see how this bag is a much better fit for my needs. It is the right size for me, a woman. It isn’t too large for me to manage. The opening really is nice and makes it easy to access my gear. Because of these reasons, I upped my rating to 5 stars from 4, which I originally gave this bag.

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  2. D. Reinstein
    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Well-Built and Spacious Carry-On for My Electronic Gear, April 29, 2013
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    D. Reinstein (San Anselmo, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: Case Logic FLXM-102 Reflexion DSLR with iPad Medium Cross Body Bag (Anthracite) (Electronics)
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    This bag has broader uses than it is ostensibly designed for.

    Like most air travelers, I do not feel secure with packing my electronic gear in a piece of checked luggage. Over the years, the things I generally bring along on trips and vacations has grown a bit as have the number of their accessories. Proportionately, the need for a larger and larger was to carry them on a plane with has grown to the point where I have been using a rather substantial back-pack to perform this function. That backpack held everything but not in a cleanly packed way and was difficult for me, as a 66 year old fellow, to put on and off. I didn’t think much about alternatives until trying this Medium Cross Body Bag from Case Logic.

    This case is firmly and well insulated and carries, most easily, as a shoulder bag (though it also sports a top-handle briefcase-style handle. The main compartment is designed to contain a separate DLS pouch that contains the camera as well as two extended lenses. The camera pouch takes up about ¾ of the main compartment. This leaves plenty of room for a camcorder, a smaller digital camera and even a pair of binoculars. There is an open slot/pouch within the main compartment that comfortably holds an iPad (or any other tablet up to 12″ wide.)

    The outside of the bag has three additional zippered compartments, one with three inner pouches of its own, allowing for plenty of space for cables, batteries, chargers and other accessories. There are also two external mesh side pockets for quick access small needs (lens cleaner, cell phone, commonly used filters, etc.) For a case of its size, it’s thoughtful design accommodates a great deal of equipment that its simple external appearance would suggest.

    To my delight, it takes up about half the space in the overhead than the backpack did, is far easier to carry around and provides firmer protection for my valuable gear.

    At times, I travel with a non-DSL digital camera. This one fits in its own case within this Case Logic Cross Body Bag and creates the space for even more things – a second iPad, a small Bluetooth speaker for the iPhone/iPad, a small folding tri-pod and a second set of binoculars. Just because a case is designed for one specific set of purposes, its use is not contained by the intent or by the advertising.

    Solidly built of first class materials (no loose threads or imperfect seams to be found) and with what feels like just the right amount of insulation and protective cushioning, this Case Logic bag really does the trick for me. It is NOT inexpensive – but, as most of us have come to realize, there are times when we actually do get what we pay for. I recommend it to anyone with needs similar to my own.

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